A Girl of the Limberlost

by Gene Stratton Porter


Elnora - part-time moth collector
Philip Ammon - the one assist in insects hunting
Mrs. Comstock - mother of Elnora
Wesley and Margaret Sinton - Elnora's relatives
Edith Carr - girl who grows in the city
Billy - an orphan boy

The Story:

Elnora Comstock went to an exclusive Onabasha high school without her mother’s consent. Her classmates ignore her because of the way she dressed. But then she gain friends because of her charisma, being simple and naturalness. Some girls made her join in the group. She has a certain friend named Ellen Brownlee who used to invites her at their house. Her classmates loved the delicacies Elnora always gave to them.

A Bird Woman purchase butterflies, cocoons, moths and other product from the forest from Elnora. She uses her earnings to buy books, paid for her tuition fees at school and buy clothes that she needs.  Billy and her two sisters became friends of Elnora, she helped them and gave them food. The siblings became orphan when their father died, Billy lives at Elnora’s Aunt Margaret and Uncle Wesley, and her sisters resides with their other family relatives.

Elnora is an intelligent girl; she finished high school and graduated with the highest honors valedictorian. She became a natural history lecturer because of her awareness about inhabitants and forest relation matter. Elnora went to a moth hunting at the Limberlost. She was assisted by Pete Corson and later by a rich man son’s whose recovering from illness, he is Philip Ammon. An undisclosed love romance grows.

But Philip goes back to the city and was asserting as Edith Carr fiance. On their dance at the clubhouse, Philip saw a beautiful butterfly that caught his attention and thinks that it can be add to Elnora’s collection. Without thinking twice, he grabbed the butterfly and run at the Limberlost to give it to her, realizing that she really loves Elnora. Then Philip asks the permission of Mrs. Comstock to tie the knot with Elnora.


A lovely story of a high school girl’s confidence, guts and sturdy dream to became educated. It shows Elnora’s determination to finish her studies with all her sacrifices in life.